Second Reformed Presbyterian Church exists to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
God created the world, and he made man to have a perfect relationship in a perfect world. Adam, the first man, along with Eve his wife disobeyed God and so sinned against him. The punishment for their sin was misery and death.
All people around the world ever since have faced misery in life and death at its end ever since. If you are reading these words, you too are one who faces much pain in life and the certain prospect of death.
But, from the time that Adam and Eve sinned, the Lord has given the promise that he would restore a right relationship with people. Every person is in a relationship with God. The question for each of us is this: What kind of a relationship am I in with Him?
Isaiah 59:2 sums up our condition apart from God’s intervention: “but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”
The good news is that God has acted in history to bridge this gap. Romans 5:8-9 says: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
God gives eternal life freely through his Son, Jesus Christ. In John 5:24, Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
Second RP is a church that celebrates this life. We are a people who do believe in Jesus. He has forgiven us by grace. We are far from perfect, but we have been given life, and Jesus has gathered us here into his church. Since we still sin and struggle, we are a hospital of spiritually sick people, but by His grace, we are being transformed together. We have great hope in the present and for the future because the Lord has promised that he will be our God and we will be his people. Please, come join us and taste and see that the Lord is good!
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